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Tshog Cham, Ngangbi Rabney: 2nd Day [Wide shot]

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Title
Tshog Cham, Ngangbi Rabney: 2nd Day [Wide shot]
Additional title: Offering Dance
Names
Core of Culture (Organization) (Producer)
Core of Culture (Organization)
Collection

Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 2005
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 858A
Topics
Bhutan
Masks -- Bhutan
Dance -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Dance -- Bhutan
Dzongs -- Bhutan -- Bumthang (District)
Bumthang (Bhutan : District)
Festivals -- Bhutan
Folk dancing -- Bhutan
Rites and ceremonies -- Bhutan
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Bhutan
Mask dances -- Bhutan
Genres
Dance.
Filmed dance.
Filmed performances.
Video.
Notes
For close shot version, see: *MGZIDF 858B.
Ngangbi Rabney/Ngangbi Ramnyen, Day Two: Dec. 16, 2005: Beh - Martial Dances in front of the Deities temporarily installed for the festival ; Sachak Namchak (Shinjey with Yak masks) a special version of the ground-breaking dance using the very sacred Yak-headed masks carved by Namkha Samdrup ; Zhey, Pt. 1 first part of the long dance performed by the local Zheypa group ; Zhanag Cham - Black Hat dance performed by local dancers ; Zhey, Pt. 2 Second part and continuation of the Zhey dance ; Tshog Cham - Offering Dance ; Zhey, Pt. 3 continuation of the dance by the Zheypa ; Namkhai Samdrup Ngacham - The Drum Dance of Lama Namkha Samdrup ; Zhey, Pt. 4 - final section of the Zhey dances for the day it develops into the final exit procession of the relics back to the temple.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Ngangbi Lhakhang, in Bumthang, Bhutan (first floor of the Lhakhang - looking back across the same diagonal as camera C), on Dec. 16, 2005.
Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Biographical/historical: The Nganbi Ramnyen is a remarkably well-run and well preserved festival which is organised amongst 8 different villages in the Chhoekhor vallery. The Festival takes place at the Ngangbi Lhkakhang which is next door to the Noble house presided over by descendants of Lam Namkha Samdrup. The set of Zhey (Nobleman Families) dances is a remarkable survival from the time of the Zhabdrung and this variant is particular to the place. The dating of the festival is not fixed to a particular month or date but depends upon the timing of an astronomical event - as is also true at Namkha Lhakang (just over the hill from Nganbi) another temple established by Namkha Samdrup. Other particular parts to the festival include: The reading of the Tam (Jambay Lekshey) to representatives of each household - a set of dos and don'ts for the participants in the festival (Do be courteous to others during the festival; Don't get drunk and fight during the festival; Don't put a big penis in a small vagina! etc.) An evening meal for the Zhey and other participants in the festival in which ancestral food which includes cooked cow hide is served to all. The Hung Hung La dance is the last item on the festival list, and takes place throughout the evening of the last day. The Gathpo, Ganmo and Botsa atsaras go around all the local houses, giving auspicious blessings and cracking lewd jokes until dawn the next day.
Biographical/historical: Ngangbi Ramnyen is held for three days from the 15th to the 17th days of the 10th Bhutanese month. A Chamjug or rehearsal day is held the day before. This information is generally correct, however, the timing of this particular tsechu is moved to coincide with a precise astronomical event, hence the dates may move either forwards or backwards.
Physical Description
Electronic resource
1 digital video file (ca. 40 min.)
Digital, stereo., H.264 file.
Description
Bread (fried Poppadom-like) is distributed to the watching crowds in the middle of the dance.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19894694~S1
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0b3adc50-e508-0130-0d66-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
Open.Core of Culture
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Item timeline of events

  • 2005: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tshog Cham" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2005. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0d597330-e508-0130-a718-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Tshog Cham" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 1, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0d597330-e508-0130-a718-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2005). Tshog Cham Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0d597330-e508-0130-a718-3c075448cc4b

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Tshog Cham